oa South African Family Practice - Chest medicine in SA family practice : CPD

Volume 48, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Extracted from text ... Respiratory disorders account for a major burden of disease morbidity and mortality in Africa and the developing world, including South Africa.1 Asthma, for example, is said to be one of the commonest chronic diseases worldwide, with approximately 300 million individuals affected and the prevalence has increased by as much as 50% in the past decade.1 Pneumonia is the commonest infectious cause of death in both developed and developing countries and the HIV epidemic has been associated with substantial increases in hospital admission, particularly for infectious diseases including tuberculosis and lower respiratory tract infections.2 In South Africa, both asthma and ..

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